In terms of "softness" I had a Mark II for almost three years and now I have two Mark IIIs. The Mark III is very sharp. It is sharper than the Mark II and the IQ in terms of color and ISO are superior. I can't imagine the the 1Dx having a "softness" issue if the Mark IIIs images are extremely sharp.
Yeah? Could you post a couple of raw's, say of a barcode and small text, I can compare to mine with? because mine is def softer than my 5d2. Serioulsy different.
that would really help. at full resolution please, a RAW file would be perfect if possible
Yes I can. If you don't mind can you give me a day or so to get to it. Here is an image I took at a wedding with my 50mm 1.2 @ 1.2. The 50mm 1.2 is NOT a sharp lens @ 1.2 and with the 5D2 I could never have gotten anything like this. Let alone in focus. I know barcodes and RAW images are important but I can make money off of this image and the 5D3 allows me to do it better than the 5D2. I am just saying that when it comes to a real world test the 5D3 gives me excellent results time and time again. In my opinion the 5D3 was made for us wedding photographers and event photographers that need excellent IQ & fast accurate autofocus in difficult fast moving environments. If I was a landscape photographer or a studio photographer I would buy a different camera. The focus was on the groom's face. Perfectly sharp for 1.2 and the best part is that it is in focus which is a lot more than the 5D2 could offer me.